Violent crime dropped in the first half of 2013 in San Diego and most other big cities in San Diego County, but property crime rose almost everywhere, the FBI reported.
The report is based on information from 12,723 law enforcement agencies nationwide under the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.
The FBI said the decrease in the violent crimes in San Diego was due to fewer aggravated assaults, robberies, rapes, and murders. The increase in the property crime rate was due to a rise in burglaries and larceny thefts.
In Chula Vista, the county’s second largest city, violent crimes increased 5 percent, and the property crime rate increased 9.8 percent.
Here is the FBI data for major cities in San Diego County:
|City||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Violent Crimes per 1,000 People||Property Crimes per 1,000 People|
Nationally, violent crime decreased in each of the nation’s four regions. The largest decrease, 7.4 percent, was in the Midwest, followed by 5.9 percent in the South, 4.3 percent in the Northeast, and 3.7 percent in the West. All four regions also reported decreases in property crime.
— From a press release from the FBI
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